MacNeil Advances to Finals

Nov. 2, 2013

By Kasandra Martinson

STOCKTON, Calif. ---The Fresno State men’s tennis team had three crucial wins in the second day of the Pacific Tiger Invitational at the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts in Stockton, Calif.

In doubles, Adriaan DuToit and John Darmstaedter paired to defeat Bacharach and Wade of UC Davis (8-6). The two will advance to the semifinals on Sunday morning.

Senior Sam MacNeil highlighted day two of the tournament with his two singles victories. MacNeail advanced to the semifinal round where he defeated Brett Bacharach of UC Davis (6-4, 3-6, 6-1). He will now compete in the singles final round on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

“Today was another solid performance for Sam against a good player,” said Fresno State graduated assistant coach James McKie. “He has really stepped up the last couple of months and it would be a great way to end the fall by winning the title tomorrow.”

Select matches on Sunday will be available at view the full draw and tournament schedule click here.

Day 2 Results
DuToit/Darmstaedter (FS) def. Bacharach/Wade (UCD), 8-6
Allan/Chargui (NEV)def. MacNeil/Kartik (FS), 8-4

Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Thomas Takemoto (USF), 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-1
Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Daniel Alameh (UOP) def. John Darmstaedter (FS), 6-1, 6-1
Denis Stolyarov (UOP) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS), 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(7)
Ben Mirkin (UOP) def. Adriaan DuToit (FS), 6-3, 6-4



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